Claudia.Cahalane | 31 Oct 2017
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released this month has promised ‘breakthroughs in creativity’ – offering options for mixed reality and faster broadcasting for gaming. But, the update - free until the end of the year - also offers several new and updated accessibility features.
Here we offer a...
Claudia.Cahalane | 25 Oct 2017
Nearly one in five people in the UK has a disability, including more than eight million of working age. Our new AbilityNet Disability and Employment factsheet shows the steps employers can take to recruit and support people with an impairment or long-term health condition in work.
Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Oct 2017
Journalist Alex Taylor, who uses a wheelchair, writes in the latest Mixmag that nightclubs need to be way more accessible for disabled clubbers, calling out the fact that music fans are still often struggling to get into or around nightclubs.
Claudia.Cahalane | 10 Oct 2017
Google is asking the public - in particular its ‘local guides’ - to add accessibility information to Google Maps. It's hoping that visitors to restaurants, theatres, offices or other venues will add whether entrances, toilets and spaces are suitable for wheelchair users.
Claudia.Cahalane | 03 Oct 2017
The Guardian, Extra Costs Commission and charity We Are Purple say that online shops who want to benefit from the £200 billion purple pound each year are being further urged to make their websites fully accessible to disabled customers.
Claudia.Cahalane | 26 Sep 2017
As a new academic year starts, a new growing season begins and the seeds of the future are being planted at FabFarm! N Ireland. Could a digital aquaponics unit, run by young people with special educational needs, boost employment chances for a marginalised section of society?
Claudia.Cahalane | 19 Sep 2017
In the second part of our student apps blog series for uni starters, AbilityNet's DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) assessors Abbie Osborne and Adam Tweed give their top app ideas for disabled students. The first part, last week, looked at apps for focus and motivation. This time we look at some of...
Claudia.Cahalane | 12 Sep 2017
Social enterprise Chatterbox has been awarded the AbilityNet Tech4Good Award 2017 in the category of Community Impact. It trains skilled refugees to become language and culture tutors for universities, business and schools, offering a more positive future.
Claudia.Cahalane | 08 Sep 2017
AbilityNet DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) assessor Abbie Osborne works with disabled students and those with mental health issues across the country to advise on the best tech to support them in their studies and in managing their lives. Here are some of her top apps for focus and concentration
Claudia.Cahalane | 29 Aug 2017
The Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award 2017 was won by MomConnect, an the online and text messaging service for pregnant women and new mothers to receive vital medical advice, started in South Africa. Find out how it's helping millions of mums.